Javad Ghaderi is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. His research interests include algorithms, optimization, and stochastic processes with application to wireless networks and data centers. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2006, M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2008, and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013. He spent a one-year Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Columbia. He is the recepient of several awards including Best Student Paper Finalist at the 2013 American Control Conference (ACC), Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT 2016, and NSF CAREER Award in 2017.